Juntas de Neji and San Antonio Necua are two off-grid towns in the municipality of Tecate in northern Baja California, Mexico. Many residents belong to the Kumeyaay nation, an indigenous group of people who lives in both Mexico and the US. Although the two communities are relatively close to larger towns like Tecate and Tijuana, grid electricity has never been extended to their communities.
GRID has been working with the community of Juntas de Neji since 2018 and has brought solar to homes and to the local school. In May 2022, GRID is installed 20 off-grid solar home systems and 20 off-grid solar-powered refrigerators in the communities of Juntas de Neji and San Antonio Necua.
The solar systems bring clean, reliable electricity to families in the community for the first time, improving the quality of life for residents and creating more income generating opportunities. Solar-powered refrigerators allow residents to keep food, beverages, and medicine cool, which saves them money, improved health and reduces food waste.
Thank you to Sempra Foundation for supporting this project.
Project Date: May 2022